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    Hello, I recently moved my 2 bunnies into a large shed with outdoor run. They are both quite well litter trained, however, in the last week every morning I have come out to check on them and found a large amount of creamy orange urine on the floor far away from their litter tray. I'm not sure whether it's Bert or Harley doing it but just a bit concerned as it's not like them to not use their litter tray and also it appears to be quite a large amount. Also I'm concerned about the colour. Both rabbits appear happy and healthy otherwise and I have not changed their diet. Does anyone have any ideas?? They are adopted but I was told by the rescue they have both been neutered.

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    It could be a few reasons or just normal. If it looks sludgy they may be eating foods high in Calcium so I would consider this. Not a lot of Kale, Parsley etc. What does their diet consist of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wench View Post
    Hello, I recently moved my 2 bunnies into a large shed with outdoor run. They are both quite well litter trained, however, in the last week every morning I have come out to check on them and found a large amount of creamy orange urine on the floor far away from their litter tray. I'm not sure whether it's Bert or Harley doing it but just a bit concerned as it's not like them to not use their litter tray and also it appears to be quite a large amount. Also I'm concerned about the colour. Both rabbits appear happy and healthy otherwise and I have not changed their diet. Does anyone have any ideas?? They are adopted but I was told by the rescue they have both been neutered.
    As they have just moved to a new environment some loss of litter tray training may occur for a while. So providing more litter trays could be useful.

    With regards to the colour of the wee, Rabbit urine can vary in colour a lot and dark orange wee is usually due to the excretion of dietary plant pigments

    http://www.greendale.co.uk/rabbit_urinalysis.html

    'Creamy' wee can indicate that the Rabbit is having too much calcium in their diet. Rabbits have a complicated calcium metabolism, but these links may be useful to take a look at

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Uro_gen...ies/Sludge.htm

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h.../urolithiasis/

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...t-disease/view


    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
    https://animalrescueandcare.org.uk/

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    My two live in a playhouse and wee on two sides: I think one side is visited by other wildlife and they like to make sure it's theirs, the other side has a hayrack. Sometimes, especially Spring, the non-hayrack side will see more activity, presumably because there's different smells coming from outside again. Sometimes I can take this tray away entirely, sometimes they'll use it all year round.
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